We'll be 39 weeks tomorrow. I think everyone is surprised that baby Toast is still cooking. 9 weeks of pre-labour and still not a baby to show for it. I'm actually very glad as research does show that there's even a significant difference in terms of brain and nervous-system development between a 37 and 40 weeker. Mind you I don't know that I'd be super happy to be 42 plus weeks.
Yesterday I went along for my 39 week scan and, again, baby boy looked great. It was another biophysical and not a growth scan. He passed with flying colours. My amniotic fluid levels, though, continue to rise and are thisclose to being abnormal. I'm not super worried about it - except that it's exceptionally uncomfortable to have almost twice the normal average amount of fluid. I have no idea where I'm putting it because I'm measuring a few weeks behind when the midwife measures my fundal height, and we know that baby boy is very average in size. I can, nonetheless, feel all that fluid and it's like walking around after you've eaten 5 Christmas dinners in one go, followed by an entire stockings worth of chocolate and sweeties. The other concern is that there will be a tidal wave when my waters break. Let us hope that I'm in the hospital by that point...
37 week scan!
39 week scan!
He really does look a lot like Rafi, in utero, at least.
Rafi's 36 week scan